Top Ten Best Pop Rock Artists
The Top Ten
OneRepublic forever! Do not let society fool you. This band is the most unique band there is. From lyrics to instruments to genres to anything. OneRepublic is that! The frontman of the band, Ryan Tedder wrote a lot of great songs that plenty people didn't know he wrote. He even writes for Maroon5 too, so when you hear a song from Maroon5 and thinks that Adam Levine (the singer of Maroon5) wrote it, well think again! Maroon5 don't always write their own songs, although, on the other hand, OneRepublic always have in the past and always will write their own songs. This is what makes them so different from all the others. They use a wide variety of instruments like a cello, bongos, or even a glockenspiel which is like a xylophone in fancier terms. They use different fusions of genres, which shows that they bassicly don't have a genre. Once it sounds good to them, they will make it. They're lyrics are just the best. Hey talk about life, love, and other things that are really worth a listen ...more
OneRepublic always has the best songs! They combine their songs beautifully, and fluently. Ryan Tedder has one of the most underrated voices. He can hit notes perfectly. The whole band has such an impact on how pop rock is looked at now days. You can't find a song off Native that you won't like. Okay maybe that was a little too much, but really they have great songs. If you haven't heard Feel Again, or Something I need, I'd advise you to check them out. I'm sure you have already heard If I lose myself. Their songs put you in a great mood if your in the worst. Easily the best pop rock band and personally my favorite as well. I use to be really big into Rap, but after I began to listen to OneRepublic I couldn't stop! It's amazing how much you can really love songs after you listen to them. Great band, none of the lower bands or singers compare! GO ONEREPUBLIC!
Onerepublic is one of the few bands that have brought something new to the pop scene.
Vocalist Ryan Tedder is charismatic singer that any band would want. Her vocal range is very large and he also has very charismatic voice and good sense of rhythm and he also have the ability to pull out falsetto with ease. I like Onerepublics music because they combine different elements from different genres of music like rap and classical music for example and you can see that in many songs. Also another band that should be on the top in this list is Imagine Dragons. Their music is kinda similar to Onerepublic but they have more electro, arena rock/pop sound with huge drum sounds and VERY powerful vocals with great diversity on their sound
Onerepublic is the best pop rock band and the best band for me love them so much they are all talented not just Ryan. Ryan has an awesome voice but eddie, brent, drew and of course zach are all awesome and very talented I hope they keep up the good work. Tunisia wants you back guys love you so much I'm huge fan ( mouna )
Maroon 5 actually do stand out the most with their unique mix of rock, funk and neo-soul. All of Maroon 5's songs are at least co-written by Adam Levine and most of their songs are written by the band. Although OneRepublic hasn't collaborated with too many outside writers yet, there is a chance they are headed down that road (I hope not because I love them too, but Ryan Tedder's presence may warrant that.) True Ryan Tedder has written for others (including co-writing a few Maroon 5 songs) but Adam Levine has also collaborated with others in performing and songwriting including with Gym Class Heroes and Slash. Even though Maroon 5's music is now less rock than it used to be (who's music isn't nowadays? ), but it's still quality music with plenty of traces of their roots. It may be a little harder to tell under the modern production, songwriting and instrumentation collaborations, but Maroon 5 is still the best "pop rock" band out there.
OneRepublic is the best pop rock band! But I like Maroon 5 too, they are brothers. Maroon 5 have some songs written by Ryan Tedder that's true but of course Maroon's all songs aren't belongs to Ryan. Love Somebody, Maps, Lucky Strike Ryan's but other songs belongs to Adam and his songs are perfect. EX:She will be loved. One of the best songs I heard.
Maroon 5 is modern, the Beatles have much fame but they are what they call 'old school'. Now a days Maroon 5 is an option alternative of the future to choose at free will sort of thing. The first place 'One Republic' have not given a chance yet. Maroon 5 is enter and play safe which is why it is a good go to band. It should be first possibly to sight towards future time. - iliescu
They have a unique sound to them even when the "style" of it varies from album to album. Even beneath the bubblegum pop production and writing collaborations of the new stuff is a band that knows how to rock. True a few of their newer songs have some issues in lyrics but even those are for the most part musically good.
Their new album Save Rock and Roll is very pop rock, but I'm okay with that, cause it's really good :D
Honestly, I was perfectly okay with their new album, even though it was more pop than punk. They really know how to transition from the emo band they were to the pop-punk legends they are now.
Loved their old alt rock/ pop rock stuff! Really unique and had some great tunes that sadly didn't get any appreciation. But their new music is pop. Still should be higher up.
Fall Out Boy should be #1 in my opinion, but everybody thinks differently, so some people love them, and some people hate them. I like them as a boy band!
The Beatles may or may not deserve to be on an entirely different list of something "above pop rock". However, when you listen to the nature of their songs and songs from other famous rock bands like The Rolling Stones and The Police and artists like Elvis Presley, their music isn't that far of a cry from these "pop rockers" like Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Train, etc. No I'm not saying that the newer ones are better than or as good as they were in music or legendary status. Yes I'm saying these current bands listed are closer to the original essence of rock music than bands like Linkin Park or any other nu metal or hardcore/metal core bands. Maybe this got a little off topic but that's just a little spill. Anyway, The Beatles definitely deserve to be at the top of this list because they were "pop" and "rock" (which aren't always different), had great music and were/are one of the most influential and recognized artists of all time.
There isn't another artist or band that comes close to the Beatles. Greatest musical innovators ever while always maintaining mainstream appeal. Simply brilliant and have left a legacy that will likely never be matched.
They created rock music! And what is One Direction doing in front of them? They are not the new Beatles! Like Paul McCartney said, it's the kiss of death, if you are called the next Beatles, then you are expected to do what they did - change the world. One Direction will never change the world...
Honestly this list is ridiculous. This list was made for modern great bands like Maroon 5, OneRepublic, Train, The Fray, etc. Bands like The Beatles and Rolling Stones are rock legends and shouldn't be on this list and other acts like Katy Perry and R5 are just bubblegum pop music.
I CANNOT believe that anyone would think that Maroon 5 is in any way, shape or form better than The Script ( and this is coming from someone who absolutely loves Maroon 5 too). The script should be Number 1 or at least 2. They're just amazing and so consistent in their delivery of the most beautiful and soul touching songs ever. They also write and produce all their songs themselves so you know when they pour our their hearts on a track, that's really what they're feeling at that time. The way I like to think about it is: whatever situation you're in, there's a The Script song for you. come on people, these Irish guys are incredible.
Are you kidding me? #35? Dang you should listen to their songs like The Man Who Can't Be Moved or Breakeven. They are awesome!
How is Avril Lavigne above these guys? They're talented, catchy, touching, everything that makes a great musician, all rolled into one group.
Stupid people. I think those who didn't vote for The Script haven't listened them. OneRepublic is good but you get bored with their music quite quickly. The Beatles is the most overrated band. Imagine Dragons are new and their only one album is pop rock. Maroon 5 is mostly pop band.The Script is the best pop rock band. They have so many good songs. So many. It feels like as if all their songs are singles.
They deserve to be on top simply because they have a unique style and because they're just. The best
They are more of an electronic rock band but their style and sound of music is really catchy. there are many dam good pop rock bands but this one has some feel
Imagine dragons is more of an electronic rock band but their type of music is so good so I'm gonna rate this band
Imagine Dragons are very underrated but some of their songs get very popular in a short time. Listen to their new album. It's good. And Demons and Warriors are their absolute best. - CultOfPersonality
Yes! Avril deserves to be at least in the top 5 if not the first. She is such an inspiration to all the kids worldwide and my parents love her music too. It has such a deep meaning in almost everything she writes. She is my idol-the best artist in the world! I grew up listening to her songs without knowing that they were by her. When I really started to listen to music, I figured out that avril was the rock goddess behind all of it. Now, I truly admire her, for she is so amazing. She never disappoints her fans, ans always comes out with great music. I love you Avril!
I thought, she would be number 1, maybe 3, but 31?!? I don't really listen to pop rock (normally rock and metal) but Let Me Go brought me to her music because of Chad Kroeger. Then I listened to Complicated, Girlfriend, What The Hell and it was just perfect. She's definitely the best with the Beatles, BUT One Direction is not pop rock!
I'm 12 and I already know that avril lavigne should be top because she isn't a poser and fake like some of the other artist in the world. She also won't resort to drugs like other artist, she is a huge role model for me as
She's the queen of pop-rock! Avril should be the number one in this list.. 'Cause it's her who pioneered pop-rock music.. Avril Lavigne and Michelle Branch too...
R5 is just not a new teen pop Disney group. They worked so hard and from the beginning and never gave up and look where they are now. Some people may say that they don't have talent, I respect their opinion because I'm not a crazy fan girl, but just so you know they learn to play the instruments they play right now they aren't just some pretty boy (and girl) who sings and people like that I could make you a list right now beginning with 1D. And to the person that says that they can't write songs, it's just because you have listened to the new songs. The new are not completely written by them but the old ones like Keep away from this girl, always... are good songs and some are better than the ones right now. About the fact that they write only about love songs may be true but you know what they say, you write what they know and sorry if R5 doesn't write about the effects of drugs like others band do. And lastly some people really need to stop saying that R5 is a Disney band because ...more
R5 is an amazing band! They've worked really hard to be where they are, and there's no telling where they'll go. I've been to one of their concerts. They are AMAZING performers. I can tell how much they love what they do and just music itself. I would most defiantly follow them around on any future tours and go to all of they're concerts if I were rich. I LOVE that their content isn't explicit yet not pre-teen sounding. I will be a fan forever
TOTALLY LOVE THIS BAND! Not only is the band a family, but their fans are part of the #R5family and they're all treated like family too. They taught themselves how to play their instruments and they're just so talented! R5 started as a family of young kids with dreams and look at them now!
Been a fan of R5 (Ross Lynch being my #1, of course) for 6 years now! I've seen them LIVE I need concert 3 times now and have met them twice, and so stoked to do it again in 2017! This band/family is, in my opinion, the VERY BEST BAND anyone could ever wanna see live in concert and I just wish they'd get more credit for all that they are.
Paramore is amazing, specifically Still Into You and Ain't it Fun, and Hayley Williams has been in many other great songs such as Airplanes and Stay the Night
They are amazing! I personally think they need to be higher!
Great band that gives a dash of fun pop to meaningful rock
I love Hayley. I love Paramore. Thank God for them
Pink is one of the best pop rock singers, pink at least at top 10
The queen of pop rock
The queen of pop rock. This goddesses needs to be number 1!
P! Nk is my queen. I love her. She and her music help me get through the day
Definitely one of the better pop rock artists
He is the definition of pop rock..
He is obviously the best on this list. I mean hell no to one direction and one republic and katy perry. They don't even make real music. It's just computer generated lipsyncing crap that should never have even been created. Elton John is organic good and authentic.
He is the INNOVATOR of Pop Rock music. He deserves the #1 spot!
He is without a doubt the best Pop Rock artist, I find it laughable that bad fake pop rock artists such as Coldplagirism, 1D, Imagine Dragons, and Katy Perry, are above him, they all can't compare to John and all of those artists are overrated. and give pop rock a bad name. - christangrant
You can consider their two newest albums pop rock, but overall they are alternative rock. But even so they do incoporate pop elements a lot into their newer albums because they like to experiment and come up with new sounds and ideas. They are by far the best in music, whether it's rock, pop rock, alt rock. They don't really belong to any genre because they can pull off anything so beautifully. From A head full of dreams to their first album Parachutes, they have the most meaningful lyrics, the most amazing music, and always try something new to intrigue their listeners. Each album is distinct from the next, they are still the same coldplay since their first album, they just have different themes to their albums to show how they are feeling currently. Their quality of music is always at the top. They should be #1, with all the grammies and other awards they have won, and their immense popularity. They are by far the best band of the new millenium.
Coldplay are the single most commercially successful alternative rock band of the new millennium, and there's a good reason for that. If you love music in general, I know for a fact that you love or will love at least a huge chunk of Coldplay's. Doesn't matter what genre you like the best.
I'm not saying it should be in the second place, but it should be definitely ahead of Maroon 5. Maroon 5 is not even a band - everybody (99.9999 %) who listen to them don't even know how many members they have (6, which 5 of them are totally replaceable anytime and are worthless). Their songs have no such power like other bands and I really think the Adam Levine is the only one who people give a care about. They really really really really really suck.
Haters gonna hate! #Coldplay_forever
How the bloody hell is My Chemical Romance pop rock? They way to heavy, some songs Evan have screaming! I admit there last album had a bit of pop rock songs like sing, but also pop punk, they ain't initially pop rock it isn't one of there genres I don't get why they on this list. They not a pop rock band! Alt rock, emo, post hardcore is more like them. They usually mix there genres together.
I love My Chemical Romance although they changed their image after Black Parade. Still an awesome band. It's a massive shame that they had to break up after being together for so long - Danielsun182
Just amazing love em, they gotta get back together, awesome songs, dead, I am not okay, love their albums and stuff
I feel like this should be number 1. My Chemical Romance are like kings. There us nothing to hate about this band, you just can't.
I really don't know why this is even on this list, one direction is a crappy boy group that used to have five members but now is four. This group is way overrated. I mean, everything about them sucks. Their songwriting, their songs themselves and a lot more that makes them highly overrated. I suggest you check out OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons or The Fray instead because they are way better bands. Face the facts, One direction is crap. If you believe in those foolish teenage girls, get a life, seriously. As I said, their are a lot of other bands that have way more talent than one direction. Don't listen to those stupid teenage girls listen to the more experienced people who know what real music is. I am sure that if you want to be successful you shouldn't listen to this. Sorry to say that to all of the fans out their but its true. People have to move on in life than just listening to one direction. I suggest you listen to better music. Listen to real bands who actually know how to play ...more
What the hell is wrong with this list? One Direction above the Beatles? One direction isn't even near rock!
Not only no. HELL NO. The new generation Beatles? We have to have standards guys...
People who put this stupid pop group on every single "best artists" list is why we need a remove button.
I have never heard one of their songs that doesn't have emotion. Definitely my favorite band
They are the best pop rock band of all time
love them so much they are best
pat voice is the best EVER!
I have nothing against Train, but they are not rock, at all. They're pure pop. Deal with it.
Their just so musical and talented
Best artist ever. He should not be on this list though. He's not really pop rock. Just pop
How the hell is the King of Pop No.96. This is absurd, I'm going to call the music police about this - Draco
He's my idol, he's the reason I fell in love with music, he should be number one. All the voters are just teenage girls who think they know real music. - Tristan1975R5
I want him as number 1 in this list
ABBA is legendary. End of conversation.
It does not say "bands" what are you guys talking about? - PatrickStar
Why is she on the list? She has never been a rock artist. She's pure pop. She's OK. Just doesn't belong on this list
She is more of pop artist than pop rock - zxm
Yeah on things that pops up on my mind! Is she a band? Laugh out loud
Queen isn't pop rock, they are rock and one of the best rock bands that this world has seen. They are simply gods.
They were amazing and I mean, come on... Who doesn't love Queen
What they are one of the greatest rock band not pop
Screw genre. Queen is awesome!
There isn't another Artist that comes close to Robbie Williams, he's done some awesome rock songs and he is the king of pop-rock.
The biggest reason why I hate America, Robbie Williams isn't on the music stations. Take That is on the 90's stations, but Robbie Williams needs to be introduced to the American public.
The best pop rock Artist of all time
The Kings of Pop-Rock
This band saved my life! The first time I heard "You Found Me" I cried. Their songs have a powerful meaning. And Isaac Slade's voice is AMAZING. I never heard a band more beautiful than them
Why isn't this band higher on the list? How to save a life and Over my Head were huge hits back then!
Just some quality music, great voice, deep and meaningful lyrics. Waaay better than most of the artists above. Just sad to see such talent being so underrated.
Way better than 1D.Teenage girls, listen too some quality music like this instead of generic 1D songs.
Great songs and harmony
The very best Three-part harmony of all time (quote George Martin producer) the very best songwriters and on the top 10 for five consecutive decades. No need to say more, they are the top!
I love The Bee Gees!
Best Band? That's no question, because all know that the best band is Blink-182.
I hate it when people mistake simple pop punk bands for pop rock. Blink 182 is NOT POP ROCK they pop punk, there is a difference.
Better than anyone else on this list by far, but not pop rock, they're pop punk. Plain and simple.
The best there was, the best there is, and the best there will be... Blink 182
Aerosmith is not pop rock who put this on here?
They're just normal rock. - RalphBob
What they are hard rock band
Only ‘I don't Wanna Miss a Thing’ can be called pop rock - Undistinguished
I'll let you in on a little secret, this is pop punk.
They're the BEST! You'll never find better than simple plan these days!
Best pop rock artist by far is duran duran... I mean I love simple plan but duran duran is classic! My top three are
1 duran duran
2 simple plan
Those are THE BEST! Screw the jonas sisters and miley pukis:/ pick the classics first and go from there... Vote even though its not on the damn list
They must be at the top 5 if not the first cause according to me this is the best band of all time SP forever!
I agree with person below! Duran duran is the best followed by simple plan and I don't mind pink... Good job person, you actually have taste in music)
Aside from the charities she does, Demi is one of the best pop artists out there nowadays and she has the best vocals of her generation, regardless live or studio. Definitely underrated for a great singer like her.
Demi is the only talented singer to come out of 2000's Disney. The only one that doesn't use auto tune. I know that for a fact that she is very talented.
I love her she is my idol! Shes an inspiration!
I loved Rocker Demi when she released Don't Forget and her Here We Go Again album! Not that I don't like her music now, though! :P
David Bowie belongs near or at the top of lists, such as this. Only Elvis Presley and The Beatles changed the music world of their times on a comparable level with David.
He was the consummate rock performer. Rock historians cannot sum up David’s many contributions to the arts. Intellectualls at higher learning institutions still study him. I know that in winter of 2017, some universities featured offerings of taking courses to learn about over 40 year career of David Robert Jones’ a/k/a David Bowie, a boy from Brixton England.
I get how this list may make sense to kids, who saw Labyrinth, but never exolored his musicor, or maybe saw videos of some of David’s mainstream hits during the mid 80s’.
As a child of the 70s’, I know Bowie was a one-of-a-kind artist. A multigenerational love of music exposed me to The Andrews Sisters, Beatles, loads 50s’ bubblegum and do-wop, Presley, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Jopllin, lots of Motown, Pink Floyd, Sabbath, ...more
This band is severely underappreciated and should be more well known.
They deserve to be in the top 5! So talented musicians they worked with so many artists and have so many great songs! They can play whatever you want. Toto has songs of any kind of genres. They are just perfect! - zee_ma
As individuals, the band members’ performances can be heard on an astonishing 5000 albums that together amass a sales history of a HALF A BILLION albums. As a band, TOTO has sold over 40 million albums, and today continue to be a worldwide arena draw staging standing room only events across the globe. With over 39 years together and thousands of credits and accolades to their names, TOTO remains one of the top selling touring and recording acts in the world. - zee_ma
A super awesome band with a great many hits which were popular in the charts- 'Africa', 'Rosanna', 'Hold The Line'. Not only have they sold 35 million records but are inspirations to budding young musicians and veteran performers everywhere. These guys were not just pop stars, they were the musician's musician; the cream of the crop from the session playing world, having played between them on over something like 6000 albums in sessions. If you can think of a popular artist from before 1990, these guys will have played and recorded with them.E.G. these guys were practically MJ's band for the entire 'Thriller' album.
... Of course, not that I'm biased being a musician by trade haha
Amazing singer - BlazingParasol
Great songs and vocals! My all time favorite
An amazing amount of hits! Awesome band!
Roxette is my all time favourite pop rock band ever. absolutely awesome
Boyslikegirls is modern pop rock bend with smooth pop rock songs. They guys are very popular in Croatian too.
BOYS LIKE GIRLS DESERVE TO BE HIGHER! <3 THE BEST POP ROCK MUSIC I KNOW
He is very underrated. Adam Lambert is really talented.
For me he is the best pop rock artist today
I love all time low. best band everr
Seriously how many times will this world mistake pop punk for pop rock? Just search all time low they pop punk! NOT POP ROCK! Its as simple as that!
Whoa why's All time low 30 it should be 1st or 2nd, come on they are cool
ALT low are the best. Ever.
10 years in the music industry and she is still on top, and unlike most artists out there her songs have actual meaning and are powerful and just amazing to listen to! This woman is wonderful singer and an incredible songwriter! By far the voice of our generation
Kelly is the best, I must say... Both sorrows n rocks r being exposed so good through her songs. She makes our eyes fill up with tears n also make us the rock... Its really great that both of these suits her voice just perfect... :-D
Maria Thomas. ;-)
Kelly is my favorite singer. I got irritated when no little kids knew who she is.
Kelly clarkson is simply the best. That's it
One of the greatest pop rock bands out there and deserves to be mentioned in this list, at least in the top 20. Their songs are well-written and the music is just amazing!
For some of the reckless voting this band came on 34 while bands those aren't even pop rock came higher than this band - zxm
They are THE pop rock bands, with their multi-platium album Dizzy Up the Girl, that had SO many top 25 hits. They at least deserve a mention in this countdown.
My take is that THE Goo Goo Dolls are just too good to fall at 75 on this list with multi platinum singles and album, they started singing before most of the ones on top of this list even thought of music let alone learn to sing in their showers... hell maybe they even inspired some of these musicians to start singing. I think instead of putting this great rock band this far, just take them off this all together, they deserve a spot on the top 5. Am sure whoever reads this is thinking of Iris right now... the concert in Buffalo... these guys are just hot>>>
Fireflies is one of the best songs. However, the rest of his songs are a crime against music. Good enough to be top 30 though.
This Band is amazing.
This is just one big joke. How the hell a Synthpop artist be on pop Rock? Anyways, Owl City is amazing, and fireflies is a great song.
They are the classic pop rock band! They have inspiring lyrics, great music, and very good combination between rock and pop! Plus john taylor and all the others are cute and beat bass guitarist of all time in this band! Screw jonas brothers
Andy Taylor very underrated guitarist - PinkF
Gwen is now pop, but she used to be ska punk. But she does have a great voice.